Super fund Australian Ethical has appointed Quyen Dam as manager of adviser relationships and Joanne Robb as manager of partner relationships – two new roles in the adviser team to help manage increasing ethical investment demand.
“The creation of these roles reaffirms Australian Ethical’s commitment to the adviser space and the growing demand from clients for investments that align with their personal values,” Australian Ethical managing director Phil Vernon said.
“We believe advisers will play a critical role in educating clients and bringing ethical investing into the mainstream. Australian Ethical is experiencing strong growth in the adviser channel with representation on all major platforms, broad dealer group support, and a strong pipeline of adviser enquiries.”
Ms Dam has more than 13-years’ experience in the financial services industry, having previously worked at Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, BT, IOOF, and most recently ING Bank in banking and business development roles.
She will be responsible for managing adviser relationships and growing Australian Ethical’s footprint in the ethical and mainstream adviser space.
Ms Robb brings more than 15-years’ experience to the role, having recently worked with Barclays Global Investors and as a Key Account Executive at IOOF.
She will be responsible for managing key relationships and fund coverage with platforms, dealer groups, researchers and asset consultants.
“Quyen and Joanne both bring diverse and extensive experience to their respective roles,” head of client relationships Leah Waldie said.
“These appointments will continue to drive our current focus on ensuring advisers and their clients have access to a range of high quality ethical options that deliver solid performance while supporting a sustainable future.”
Australian Ethical was recently named the fastest-growing super fund in 2016, with member growth of 24 per cent and assets under management rising 37 per cent.